Hello gentle reader,
my blog was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blog Award by the lovely Ayesha Schroeder ! Thank you Ayesha for thinking of me, I really appreciate it.
Accepting this award means I have to share with you 7 things about myself. So here goes:
1 – I started this blog back in March 2012 because I had read that a would-be-published writer like me should have a presence online. Then I discovered that I love blogging! 9 months later, this little blog has more than 250 followers and it has had more than 12,000 page views. Thank YOU for that.
2 – Fantasy is my favourite genre as a reader and a writer. I love a book that makes me forget where and who I am, and takes me to imaginary lands.
3 – I live in England, in the countryside south of London. I have a day job that keeps me very busy, but it won’t keep me from writing. Ever.
4 – After talking about it for months, I have finally started querying my YA High Fantasy novel The Last Queen at the beginning of November. The process is a bit scary, but I do want to try and see if I can get published the traditional way…
5 – I have met a few authors during the last couple of years, and all of them gave me incredible insight into the writing and publishing process. Among them were Philip Pullman, Rachel Caine, and Celia Rees.
6 – I’m in love with Jared Leto. There, I’ve bared my soul to you.
7 – This Saturday, be ready for the official launch of a new blog called There And Draft Again. Alongside 5 writerly friends, I will blog about Fantasy and giving away Fantasy books. If you want, you can already follow the blog here.
Now I have to nominate the blogs who deserve this award:
Raewyn Hewitt writes about fantasy and lives in New Zealand. She is AWESOME and you should all be following her.
Jessica Montgomery and Aimee L. Salter have helped me SO MUCH with The Last Queen, I will owe them for life if this novel ever gets published. You should check out their blogs full of advice for writers.
Yesenia Vargas, Juliana Haygert, Sydney Aaliyah, Amanda Fanger, Rachel Horwitz, KL Schwengel, Mara Valderran, Craig Schmidt, Karen Rought all have great writerly blogs and they have been incredibly supportive of my writing endeavours these past few months. Pay them a visit!
Finally Summer Heacock has a writerly blog that is highly inspiring and hilarious, so I needed to mention her here as well.
That’s it for my Very Inspiring Blog Award, thanks for reading and see you this weekend!
How great are you. Thanks so much for the shout-out!
Excellent news! Well done x
Congrats! Very best of luck as you begin to query. I hope you’ll keep us up to date. Off to check out the new blog – sounds interesting!
Oh, I love jared Leto too! LOL Who doesn’t? 😉
Thank you so much EM. You are so great. And, Jared Leto as Jordan Catalona from My So Called Life is one of my favorite tv characters. I will post on Sunday.
Thanks bunches!! I finally posted my response: http://amandafanger.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-very-inspiring-blog-award.html#more 🙂